Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1920 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative
George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.
Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.
The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.
… Family Hotel Page Images -III Alba Court Inn, New Smyrna, Florida, ca. 1908 Item 81786 infoMount Desert Island Historical Society